NiaSounds & Cascade Blues Association Present
Terry Robb Record Release!
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
NiaSounds and Cascade Blues Association are pleased to present a record release concert by Terry Robb, Portland's own fingerstyle blues guitar virtuoso. In his latest release, Confessin' My Dues, Robb displays his mastery of acoustic and bottleneck guitar, drawing on his deep knowledge of Delta blues, ragtime and swing in 13 original compositions ranging from blistering instrumental blues and melodic ragtime fingerpicking to soulful singing backed by a powerhouse rhythm section. Robb will be joined on stage by renowned jazz musicians Gary Hobbs and Dave Captein, whose skillful playing is featured throughout the album, and blues guitarist Adam Scramstad.
Terry Robb is one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing and free jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades.
The multitude of awards Terry Robb has received speak to his seminal talent as a blues guitarist. Robb has been inducted into both the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame. He single-handedly defined the Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar, winning the prize 19 consecutive years from its inception in 1992 to 2011. In 2011, the award was renamed the “Terry Robb" Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award to honor his landmark contributions to blues music. In 2017, he received the Muddy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Robb was born in British Columbia, raised in the United States and resides in Portland, Oregon. He achieved greatness at an early age, performing with Ramblin’ Rex of Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart fame, Canned Heat’s Henry Vestine, and steel-string guitar icon John Fahey. At age 24, Robb’s collaboration with Fahey led to producing several of his critically-acclaimed recordings, including Let Go which earned Fahey a four-star review by Rolling Stone.
As an acclaimed producer and session guitarist, Robb has contributed to numerous award-winning projects, including Alice Stuart’s Grammy- and Blues Music Award-nominated album Can’t Find No Heaven. With more than 15 albums under his name, his award-winning, blues-chart topping discography features collaborations with John Fahey, Eddy Clearwater, Maria Muldaur, Ike Willis and Curtis Salgado. He has performed at festivals, theaters and clubs across the United States, Canada and Europe, toured with Buddy Guy and Steve Miller, and shared the stage with B.B. King, Albert Lee, Joe Cocker, Bo Diddley, David Crosby, George Thorogood, Leo Kottke, Johnny Winter and countless more all-stars. He has appeared as a guest of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” the NBA Trail Blazers and the Oregon Symphony.
Steeped in Americana ethnomusicology, Robb is a sought-after educator, giving workshops and master classes in fingerstyle and slide guitar at universities, festivals and arts organizations in the United States and Canada. He.has been featured in numerous documentary films, books and articles profiling American roots and blues music and the luminaries with whom he has worked. These include the Hollywood biopic "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" about the late cartoonist John Callahan, the documentary film "Portland Mojo: How Stumptown Got the Blues," and the book Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist.
$22 advance ● $20 advance CBA members ● $25 cash at the door
Tickets will be sold online until 1pm on the day of the show. Any remaining tickets will be sold for $25 cash at the door beginning at 7pm. This is a general admission event, and, if sold out will be 90% seated, 10% standing (i.e., seats are first-come, first-served).
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